The top-rated elementary schools in Tampa are Mabry Elementary School, Pride Elementary School and Roosevelt Elementary School. According to GreatSchools.org, the top-rated high school is Plant High School.
These schools have all received a GreatSchools rating of 10, the highest mark an institution can receive. GreatSchools generates school ratings based on test scores and other available data. "Test scores" refers specifically to standardized tests and measurements of student achievement on those exams in comparison to other schools in the state.
While additional data is not available for every state, Florida is listed as one of the states that uses supplemental information for its rankings. This means that Tampa schools are based on more than just standardized test results. If the data is available, additional information can include student academic growth, how much individuals are learning in a given year, and preparedness for learning at a college-level.
The breakdown of GreatSchools ratings falls into three categories: below average, average and above average. Above average schools receive ratings of 8-10 with exceptional schools receiving the highest possible score. Other above average schools in Tampa, Florida area include Coleman Middle School, Williams Middle Magnet School, Brooks Debartolo Collegiate High School, and Gorrie Elementary School.